Roughly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in federal detention centers — apart from their parents — and these NEA members say it must stop.
The bad news is that the demands and pressures on our schools are growing. The good news is that the nation is finally looking to educators for solutions.
“All the work that we’ve done, the allies we’ve made, and the foundation we’ve built – we’re not back to the beginning, we’re just on a detour.”
About 800,000 young people, brought to the U.S. as children, are going to college and pursuing their dreams in the country that they call home.
20,000 educators could be deported because of the cancellation of DACA. Among them is Karen Reyes, a 29-year-old teacher of Deaf pre-kindergartners.
In speech to the National Press Club, Eskelsen García said educators will work to protect the hundreds of thousands of immigrant students in U.S. public schools.
Stripping the legal status of 800,000 young immigrants will tear apart families and communities and make America weaker. Congress must pass the Dream Act now.
With parents targeted for deportation, students are traumatized, often unable to learn – and increasingly turn to educators for solace and advice.
A workshop helps kids deal with the fear and anxiety about their families’ immigration status.
NEA-affiliated California Faculty Association adopts resolution calling for Cal State campuses to be a “safe zones” for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement.